2022 Giving in Action Spring Conference

About the Conference

Giving in Action Conferences provide a forum for generous Christians in Dallas to connect, learn, and hear from God about Biblical generosity. They are designed to provide key insights and information from subject matter experts without any solicitation or “ask”, so that Christ followers can excel in the grace of giving (2 Corinthians 8:7).

This conference will focus on hunger and homelessness. 

The number of people experiencing hunger and homelessness in Dallas and throughout North Texas is growing at a faster rate than ever before. Addressing the issue is complex, and knowing how to engage is even more difficult. Join us in hearing subject matter experts share how our community is being impacted by hunger and homelessness, and the solutions that are being implemented to address them. Ask questions and engage with peers on these topics in this interactive, solicitation-free environment.

Featured Guests

Dr. Jeremy Everett

Founder and Executive Director of the Baylor Collaborative on Hunger and Poverty

Dr. Jeremy Everett earned a bachelor’s degree from Samford University, a Master of Divinity from Baylor University, and is finishing his doctorate at Duke Divinity School at Duke University. Jeremy is a Next Generation Fellow of the University of Texas LBJ School’s Strauss Center for International Security and Law, an Affiliate with Temple University’s Hope Center, a Senior Fellow with World Hunger Relief, Inc., and was appointed by U.S. Congress to serve on the National Commission on Hunger. He serves on various boards such as Bread for the World and the 2030 Collaborative.

He has also worked for international and community development organizations as a teacher, religious leader, community organizer, and farmer. He frequently delivers presentations to congregations, non-profit organizations, universities, and the government sector about hunger and poverty.

Dr. Everett is the founder and executive director of the Baylor Collaborative on Hunger and Poverty. The Collaborative integrates research and practice through projects such as: the Texas Hunger Initiative; the Research Fellows Program; the Global Hunger and Migration Project; the Theology, Ecology, and Food Justice Program; and the Hunger Data Lab. The Collaborative’s seven regional offices- with nearly 100 staff, interns, and researchers, have assisted local community, state-based, and national efforts to increase hundreds of millions of additional meals through innovative, researched-based interventions.

Jeremy is the author of I Was Hungry: Cultivating Common Ground to End an American Crisis, a contributing author in Food and Poverty: Food Insecurity and Food Sovereignty Among America’s Poor (Vanderbilt University Press) and The End of Hunger: How Science, Religion, and Politics Can Work Together to Make Possible (InterVarsity Press).

He is married to Amy Miley Everett. They have three sons: Lucas, Sam, and Wyatt.

Wayne Walker

Founder and Pastor of OurCalling

During his youth, Wayne Walker’s family actively pursued the scriptural commandment to “love your neighbor as yourself” by modeling the life of Jesus to scores of foster children whose own origins represented generations of human brokenness, dysfunction, sexual exploitation and abuse. Early exposure to these destructive forces set him on a path that would lead him to earn a Master’s Degree in Cross Cultural Ministry from Dallas Theological Seminary.

It was while completing his studies at the campus in downtown Dallas that Wayne was called to befriend and minister to men and women in the homeless community. During that time he began to establish personal, discipleship-oriented relationships with homeless individuals, many in the same urban setting where he and his family continue to work today.

OurCalling was founded by Wayne Walker, who continues to serve as its Executive Director and pastor to the homeless.

Registration

Registration has ended for this event. A recording of the event will be available soon.